Having masterminded the hold up of his company office, a mining engineer is barred from the industry. He then sets up shop as an assayer, scheming to acquire a rich silver mine lease from its operators.
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Though it was based on his autobiography and he was a consultant to the film, Barney Ross disavowed this movie, calling it "garbage." See more »
When Barney leaves the hospital in the closing scene, there is clearly an open courtyard between the hospital and the gate. As Barney and Cathy run toward each other, they appear to be on a tree lined lane. When the camera shows them exiting the gate, the open courtyard appears again. See more »
Look Rico. I only got eight bucks.
Rico, Drug Pusher:
Start scrathin'. You see, you don't seem to understand. I'm risking ten years of my life with every move I make. I wanna get paid for it. And if I don't, my friends will break your wrists.
Let me up Rico. Let me up!
Rico, Drug Pusher:
You don't understand champ. The real torture hasn't started yet. The monkey will be on your back tomorrow.
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"The Beginning" is shown in the closing credits. See more »
There is an "Unrated Version" and a "Censored Version" that only effect reel 5a as indicated on elements in MGM/UA's database. No indication was given for what was cut in order to determine what the variation is in these two cuts. See more »
After waiting years to see Hatful of Rain as they didn't show it on TCM until the 90's or so, I fell in love with the film.
Then I heard about the lesser shown "Monkey on My Back". Finally got to see it - wasn't disappointed. Similar story line. Men go into the service come back addicted to drugs.
Cameron Mitchell's portrayal of an addict is believable. A man that is afraid of nothing, lives life each day for the moment and doesn't worry about the future. Spends and lives lavishly but falls in love whole heartedly.
Unfortunately his love/need for drugs exceeds his love for his girlfriend/wife. You feel for him and his family but know the end result.
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